Nargile Users Guide
The definitive guide to modern-day
Turkish water-cooled smoking pipes --
components, their assembly and preparation, their use
and their care
accessories, tobacco, and charcoal 'fuel'
[body in English]
is made of decorative glass or ceramic material -- and it's where the filtering water-cooled smoking pipe is housed.
[tube in English]
fits snugly into the neck of gövde.
The harsh unfiltered smoke flows through this tube from the lüle [pipe bowl] to the water-cooled smoking pipe in the gövde, where it is naturally-filtered -- and its temperature greatly reduced.
The boru fits through
the neck of the gövde.
When the boru is fully seated in the gövde, it must form an air-tight seal. These items are the
tepsi and the maşa
[baseplate and tongs].
The ruzgarlık [windbreak] may be placed on the baseplate near the end of the assembly procedure. The tongs (which may be attached to the tepsi by a thin chain) are used to handle the charcoal [mangır], whenever necessary.
Placing the tepsi
and the maşa
The tepsi and maşa in place... This is the clay lüle
|Placing the lüle...
|When the lüle is in place it must form an air-tight seal. |
consists of several sections -- a hard section that connects to the nargile boru, a longish flexible section (made of leather) that leads to the nargile handle, and the imame [mouthpiece] section.
Inserting the marpuç into the boru.
|When the marpuç is properly inserted into the boru it must form an air-tight seal. |
|These items are the imame and the sipsi
[mouthpiece and 'reed' in English].
The imame is the hard mouthpiece (cum handle) section of the
marpuç (made from kehribar [fossil resin] in fine nargile). The term comes from the
same shape of the imame section of Islamic prayer beads. The sipsi is a disposable sanitary plastic device for 'puffing' the filtered nargile smoke.
When the sipsi is properly inserted into the imame it forms an air-tight seal. These sipsi devices allow several people to smoke the same pipe -- with each person using his or her own
sanitary sipsi puffing device.
|A box of vacuum-packed
|Placing the tütün in the lüle The tütün in the lüle
|Covering the tütün with folyo
[tin-foil] is necessary with
flavored tobaccos --
which tend to be 'wet'.
Foil is not necessary with
traditional-style Tömbeki tobacco.
|Perforating the folyo with any thin, sharp object -- allows the
charcoal to burn wet
tobacco, but stops wet
tobacco from putting out the
charcoal. One of these charcoal disks called mangır
['coin money'] is ideally suited for a typical 30-40 minute
nargile smoking session. But, just about any kind of non-smelly
charcoal is fine for the job.
|A nargile uzman [expert] holds the mangır (while he lights it)
with a maşa (tongs).
|The lit mangır is placed on the perforated folyo using a maşa. The uzman 'primes' the lit
nargile (while an aficionado looks on) with a series of long, deep puffs through his sipsi. Before long, the
cooled and filtered smoke is seen above the water-cooled smoking-line in the gövde, and then begins to reach the smoker's mouth.
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|This item is a ruzgarlık [windbreak], and is not always used --
unless it's breezy.
|The ruzgarlık in place, protecting the
smoldering charcoal A fully-assembled
nargile, ready to smoke
enjoys an ancient tradition...And, it's always 'try before you buy' at our Gümüldür sales-outlet.